Corte di Nettuno
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... of Thorns, the milk and veil of the Blessed Virgin Mary, tibia of San Andrea, a tooth of St Luke, blood of St John the Baptist! I'm not a fan of relics, but it sounded like an impressive collection - suitably over the top! The Duomo is also very impressive, and is situated within in an enormous piazza. It's on the site of the Roman Forum, and a chapel was built there in the 6th century, then a Cathedral in 1144, built by a Norman count, Godfrey in a Romanesque style. The piazza ...
... Austria, call Christian.
Third, thanks to our friends Dario and Giuseppe at Siciclando Bike tours. They kindly assisted us on this trip with free advice and encouragement. If you ever want to do a bike trip in Italy, call these guys. One tip proved most valuable. They recommended that we use Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires. Wow! We rode over unpaved roads, glass, cobblestones for 1,800 ...
Today was our last day of pedaling. We finished strong covering 108 kilometers which was our biggest day of the trip. We started from Otranto and rode up along the coast and through the olive groves nearly to Brindisi then turned inland, and back south, toward our destination of Lecce.
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... refusing to convert to Islam in 1480. Their skulls are preserved behind glass in the church. The painting of the beheadings is eerily similar to the recent beheadings we have seen on TV from ISIL and is a reminder that history has a tendency to repeat itself. If interested, check out "Martyrs of Otranto" on Wikipedia.
... on tandems. We also hiked up a long set of dual stone steps to the lighthouse and the Basilica of Santa Maria where we attended evening mass; the church was extremely well maintained even if the service in Italian was not that easy to understand. We finished the day with more seafood and a welcome rest at a B&B on the ocean. Thanks for coming along. Pictures of the day attached.